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Anesthesiology Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Hosted by FAER – January 18, 2014

In January, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research FAER is hosting an educational program that will empower and inform anesthesiologists in key aspects of successful translational research, product development, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship: the Anesthesiology Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACIE).

At ACIE, attendees will uncover ways to transfer discoveries from university labs, academic research and private practice into the marketplace through licensing and the creation of startup companies. ACIE will bring together physician-scientists and innovators with investors and members from industry.

The one-day ACIE “boot-camp” will feature a series of morning plenary sessions intended to provide education on such topics as innovation and entrepreneurship, intellectual property, business presentations, funding and regulatory pathways. During the afternoon, attendees will attend two of six workshops where they will put their foundational knowledge to use during hands-on, small group discussions. Workshops include: valuation of technology, small business innovation research grants (SBIR), patent law, regulatory pathways, entry and exit strategies, and the role of academic centers in translational research. The day will conclude with a keynote presentation by Warren Zapol, MD, emeritus anesthetist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital and current director of the MGH Anesthesia Center for Critical Care Research.

For a look at the complete ACIE schedule, visit

ACIE will be held January 18, 2014 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando. The conference is the same Saturday of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA) annual meeting, which will be held at the same location.

FAER’s goal is to make ACIE a low-cost, high-impact event. Members of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) or the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA) may register at the early bird rate of $100. Non-member physicians may register at the early bird rate of $325. Early bird rates expire November 15. Attendance is limited to the first 150 people who register.

Visit for more information and to register.

Cook Medical, Masimo, Baxter and Piramal are sponsoring the event.